Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position Computational Cancer Biology

The Chikina Lab in Department of Computational and Systems Biology (CSB) in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Dr. Zarour (cancer immunology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center) is seeking self-motivated individual with strong background in computational biology to study cancer immunogenomics in the context of novel clinical trials for cancer patients.

The main goal of Dr. Zarour’s laboratory is to explore the biological mechanisms of response or resistance to novel immunotherapies of cancers from the laboratory into the clinic. The candidate will develop computational methods to integrate patient clinical and molecular data (including single cell RNAseq, exome and epigenetic sequencing) for a better understanding of the mechanisms supporting response or resistance to cancer immunotherapies.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with the investigators in the laboratory with expertise in cellular and molecular immunology. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to laboratory experiments, including NGS.


  • Ph.D. in computational biology/bioinformatics/statistics/computer science or related discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experiences in one or more of the following fields preferred, but not required: cancer biology, genetics, epigenetics, evolutionary biology.

Pittsburgh is a vibrant but still very affordable city which is undergoing a major renaissance with a younger-shifting demographic driven by biomedical and tech ventures( Google, Uber, Amazon, and Facebook all have offices here). You can read more about life in Pittsburgh here:

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their application including a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of at least three references to: We offer competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience.